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Typographic Conventions


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Table 1 Conventions

Book Title

Title of a book or other document.


Command name or qualified command phrase.

user input

Commands and other text that you type.

computer output

Text displayed by the computer.


The name of a keyboard key. Note that Return and Enter both refer to the same key. A sequence such as Ctrl+A indicates that you must hold down the key labeled Ctrl while pressing the A key.


The name of an environment variable, for example PATH or errno.


A value that you replace in a command or function, or information in a display that represents several possible values.


Manual page (manpage). In this example, “find” is the manpage name and “1” is the manpage section.


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